Equine Center for Learning

The Lansing School District Equine Center for Learning has offered unique opportunities to Lansing learners for many years. Our herd — which consists of nine full-sized horses, and four miniature horses — loves to make our students feel comfortable and safe, which increases academic engagement and fosters personal growth and life-long learning.

Connecting with a horse strengthens the body, fortifies the mind, and nourishes the soul, and our programming — which is open to all Lansing-area residents — supports the development of important life skills such as responsibility, empathy, self-control and leadership.


  • Pathway-Aligned Experiences that open up academic content in dynamic, new ways.
  • After-School & Summer Enrichment Programs that focus on academic growth, and horsemanship.
  • Horse Care/Leadership Programs that help our students grow in their confidence.
  • Therapeutic Riding Experiences to support those with physical, emotional and cognitive impairments.


  • GPS Scavenger Hunts
  • Nature Encounters
  • Gardening Activities
  • Arts Programming

Gentle Instruction. Powerful Results.

11,500 Enrollment by 2025
85% Graduation Rate by 2025
90% Attendance by 2025